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UEFI boot sequence initially set to PXE first but always reset to local disk first after ESXi installation

I have some Dell PowerEdge R720 servers for testing. To make life easier, the UEFI boot is set to PXE first and in the PXE boot menu it'll default to boot from local disk if there's no input from the ...
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Set boot device / access console (Dell iDRAC 8) using modern Linux

I have a Dell PowerEdge R730xd which I can only access using the iDRAC 8 web interface. I'm unable to launch the Java (JNLP) virtual console, which might be necessary to fix the issue. I'm also unable ...
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Where to get storcli64 for Linux from LSI MegaRAID now that Broadcom has taken over?

I need the Linux shell interface, storcli64 for the Dell PERC H700 (aka LSI MegaRAID) as explained here and here, but the download links all appear to be defunct. How can I get the appropriate files ...
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Dell server lost RAID virtual disk

I have 3 disk in RAID. I added 2 more and I created new RAID1 from them using Dell Yystem Service utilitty. After reboot server wont to boot from old RAID so i launched PERC configuration and now I ...
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DELL PowerEdge R740xd - NUMA - memory performance

I have two physical database servers (both Windows Server 2016): test server (5 years old): DELL PowerEdge R730xd, 1x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2637 v4 @ 3.50GHz (4C/8T), 192 GB RAM (12x 16GB PC4-...
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Dell H730 in HBA mode - Why are there issues with performance and SMART data? [duplicate]

I recently purchased a Dell R730xd that came with an H730 RAID card. I would like to bring an existing 6 disk ZFS pool to this server as well as create an additional 6 disk hardware RAID. In my ...
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Dell R730xd - Best way to configure storage for simultaneous use with ZFS & Hardware RAID

I recently purchased a Dell R730xd that came with an H730 RAID card. I would like to bring an existing 6 disk ZFS pool to this server as well as create an additional 6 disk hardware RAID. Is it ...
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Running Ubuntu Server with GUI Desktop Environment | Dell PowerEdge R710 II

Let me start off by saying I’m completely new to using / running servers and I’m currently 2nd year CS & Business student in DCU, Ireland. I recently developed a program for automating sales ...
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iDrac7 can't watch boot sequence

I have a few oldish Dell PowerEdge servers which I'm planning to recommission as DR servers. I'm able to access one of them currently via it's idrac card and the virtual console seems to work ok. ...
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DELL r630 + NvMe M.2->PCie : Cannot boot Ubuntu installed on M.2 NvMe drive via. PCie adapter

I have plugged in a PNY XLR8 500GB M.2 NvMe drive in a Delock PCIe card and stuck it in Riser 3 on my Poweredge r630 - Although the drive doesn't show up anywhere in BIOS, I could boot the Ubuntu ...
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Dell R510 CPU sensor & fan control

Been using a dell R510 for years without issue for video rendering. It's not being used for that anymore and had to move the rack to a less optimal location so wanted to see the CPU temp and modify ...
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PERC 5/i Incompatible with Toshiba SAS Drives

I have a PowerEdge 2950 with 2x Dell 146GB SAS Drives. (ST9146802SS, Manufactured by Seagate) I recently purchased 4 600GB Toshiba SAS drives (AL13SXB600N) for a NAS array, but when I inserted them ...
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How to update PERC H700 when used in a Dell R410 server?

I have a PERC H700 running in a Dell R410 server which works fine. However when I try to update the firmware using the Dell package I get a message "This update package is not compatible with your ...
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HP NC523SFP no link detected

I have two HP NC523SFP 10Gb 2-port (1 on a HP DL380e Gen8 and the other on Dell PowerEdge 2950) both systems have Centos 7, the cards are detect and are running the same firmware. I have connected ...
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Cant make VmWare ESXI bootable

I am trying to boot Vmware ESXI on my dell PowerEdge 2950. But I can't seem to find an iso that works. when I use etcher I get missing partition table. Please help me
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how to power M910 without chassis

How to power M910 PowerEdge, without using the recommended M1000e chassis? I have an M910 blade server board, ram, and CPUs, but I do not know what power cables/supplies should use to power it up. ...
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Installing Dell R710 from Scratch

I am building a Dell R710 server from scratch. I am deploying a bootable USB on the internal usb port. The bootable usb contains esxi 6.x and I can't seem to configure the RAID controller from scratch....
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Dell PowerEdge R630 memory upgrade, will this work?

Current configuration: 4x64GB LRDIMM, 2400MT/s, Quad Rank, x4 Data Width We have a lot of these available: 32GB RDIMM, 2400MT/s, Dual Rank, x4 Data Width My question: Will we see a negative ...
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Installed 6.x ESXi on Dell R710 from bootable USB

I have a bootable USB plugged into the internal drive for ESXi, and when looking at the harddrive space, it only show the 32GBs on the usb. The question is, how do I use local server resources such as ...
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Installing ESXI on Dell PowerEdge 710

I'm trying to installing ESXI on my Dell PowerEdge 710 that has 6.6 BIOS version. I'm attempting to flash the software using the internal USB, and everytime it starts to install whether using BIOS or ...
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Is there a way to check the status of a Dell R530 vbat from within Windows without shutting down the server?

Prior to my starting where I work now this configuration came to be. I would have advised against it for exactly this reason. We have a domain controller that no one ever set up the iDRAC on, since ...
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Dell H730p mini blade controller use in poweredge r730xd server?

Just picked up a second hand Poweredge r730xd server that currently has an h330 perc controller installed. Seems my buddy found an H730p controller and contributed it to my cause. On closer inspection ...
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Dell PowerEdge 2950 with PERC 5/i - pxe-e53 boot [closed]

I have an old PE 2950 that I use for all my home automation needs. Work great since a while, but, I was trying to upgrade my harddrive and now I have problem. Here's my setup before : 1- RAID-5 ...
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Raid-50 Status Degraded

I have a server Dell R710 with raid controller PERC 6/i integrated. I have a configuration of 6 X 500 hard drives with RAID-50. Last night I noticed one issue with my drive 5 and it went down without ...
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The system detected an exception during the uefi pre -boot environment

i try install the server os multiple times in dell poweredge r720. but the OS cant install. so, decided to set default troubleshoot. but the server said following error. A system restart require. The ...
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How do i get EMC hard drives to work in a Dell Poweredge R510?

Recently I have acquired a Dell Poweredge R510 12 bay LFF 2U server without any drives. I made an impulse buy for 12x 3TB hard drives because they were a great deal and i didn't think much in the way ...
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After replacing PERC H310 with PERC H710P the Dell BIOS (and Ubuntu installer) refuses to recognize any (non-raid) physical drives

We had a H310 Mini Mono controller in a completely non-raid configuration and had it replaced with a H710P controller. The controller is installed in a Dell Poweredge r620 system. We have 4 drives ...
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How to verify RAID1 on my server Poweredge R210?

I've configured RAID1 through Lifecycle Controller, then I installed Ubuntu 16.04.3. In section partition disk I selected Guided - use entire disk, I'm not sure if I need to configure RAID1 here or it'...
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How do I extend a RAID1 array (PERC H330) with perccli?

I have RAID1. 1st of disks failed, I've replaced it and made it RAID comaptible. How can I add it to degraded RAID? I have access to OS (Ubuntu Server 18.04) with perccli installed. Here some helpful ...
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'Foreign' state for brand new disk in Dell R730

Trying to install additional drives into my R730 Dell Poweredge (none have failed, just need more space) Inserted the disks and they all show as status 'Foreign' and the only option available is '...
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iDrac intermittent packet loss

We have some new Dell R230 and it has a weird issue. Some of the iDrac when pinging has replies but as soon as enter the creds and login then ICMP becomes Destination unreachable and so iDrac isn't ...
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GPU Passthrough on Xen Hypervisor

I have a Dell PowerEdge r710 running the Xen hypervisor and I want to get a decent graphics card for a virtual machine. I plan on doing GPU passthrough to dedicate the entire GPU to the virtual ...
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Compatible AMD GPU for the Dell PowerEdge r710 [closed]

I'm a complete noob when it comes to server virtualization and GPUs, so please bear with me. Are there any decent AMD GPUs that are easily compatible with the Dell PowerEdge r710? I'm looking for ...
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Can we upgrade Dell's basic Server R240 (which still uses HDD 7200RPM) to an SSD?

Today I was shopping for the most basic dell rack server which is the R240. Ironically, they are still using HDD 7200 RPM, with no option for SSD in their selection; and we're approaching 2020! ...
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Mixing DIMMs in Dell R815

I am about to upgrade RAM of a Dell R815 with 4 AMD 6174. Current working config is 8 x 16GB RAM (2 on each CPU) of unknown specs. I will be adding 24 x 16GB 4Rx4 PC3L-8500R-07-10-F0-D2 M393B2K70CM0-...
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Iowait on single HDD drive slows/blocks operations on all other (SSD) drives on a DELL R620 w/ PERC H310 Mini Mono controller

As the Dell forums are a veritable disaster I'm trying here in case somebody has some hints for me here :) We have a system with 3 drives: SSD for the OS SSD containing a ZFS pool backing LXD ...
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RHEL7 NIC is UP but not RUNNING

Programmer that has to look at a server for some issues, in need of help. Our configuration is clients connected to a Dell S5000 switch, 2 identical servers (minus recently replaced NIC in one server)...
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Setup/configure MPIO in Windows Server 2016 with H810s and MD1200

I'm having a difficult time finding info out on the google for this one I have a Dell R710 with 2 PERC H810s in it running Windows Server 2016. I also have a MD1200 filled up with 3TB disks ...
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Audit power operations in iDRAC?

Can power operations, e.g. Graceful Shutdown, performed through iDRAC web interface be audited, i.e. username, date, time, operation? If so, how? I've looked around the web interface and the user ...
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Is HPE 10GBE 521T Adapter supported by Dell PE T630 Server?

I wanted to know if the HPE 10GBE 521T Adapter is compatible with Dell PowerEdge T630 Server. The server (Prod) is now working with the integrated 1GBE NICs, and we have a spare HPE 521T Adapter ...
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Recomte control access on PowerEdge 1950

I have a server Dell PowerEdge 1950, I've just installed Debian 10 on it. Now I would like to use remote control access. I have configured it via Ctrl+E on server boot. In lan data I have put IP ...
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Are Dell server device driver and firmware updates not cumulative?

We were informed by a consultant that many past driver and firmware version updates need to be installed to bring them up to the latest version. Is that correct or are the updates supplied cumulative? ...
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How to update standalone ESXi / PowerEdge server?

I have a small installation of ESXi 6.5 U2 on a PowerEdge T620 server. I installed this about a year ago and it's running 6.5 U2. I'd like to update to U3 (latest build), but I have a few questions ...
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How to swap out all hard drives with new hard drives for a Dell R610 Server

We need to rebuild our Dell R610 servers by swapping out all the hard drives with new hard drives that have restored Windows backups on them. Our tentative plan to accomplish this is to use an ...
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How do troubleshoot E1614 for PowerEdge 2950 [closed]

My PowerEdge 2950 starts and runs for a about 1-2 hours and shots down, with error E1614 PS, E1624 and E1610. No matter which PS unit i use. How do i begin to troubleshoot this? I understand that ...
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Can a HP P2000 G3 SAN with SAS controller direct connect to a Dell PowerEdge Server with a Dell brand HBA [closed]

I am building a home rig and have recently acquired an HP P2000 G3 SAN with SAS controllers. I appreciate these are supposed to connect into a DL380 G7 or G8 with the HP branded SAS interface card (...
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How to scrub or clean out company data before selling server

I'm looking to sell a used Dell Poweredge T310 server (Specs at the end) with Server 2008 Standard SP2 and MS SQL Server 2008 R2 on it. I'd like to sell the server as-is, with the OS and installed ...
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Server setup for EDMS [duplicate]

Our company is working to setup a server for an EDMS of a large company. There will be around 1000 files uploaded every day with a max size of 2gb each everyday. Can anyone suggest me a service where ...
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Does Dell PowerEdge R720(xd) support PCIe Bifurcation?

I want to add a bunch of SSDs to my PowerEdge R720xd, and the highest-density way to do that seems to be a card like this Dell Ultra-Speed Drive Quad NVMe M.2 PCIe x16 Card. However, the specs on ...
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[Dell PowerEdge R640] BIOS Settings

I am managing my lab system via R640. Found it has an item in System BIOS called User Accessible USB Ports and I set to All Ports Off (Dynamic) and found one of front USB port cannot work anymore. How ...

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